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Left Behind (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Yea verily, like unto a plague of locusts, Left Behind hath begat a further scourge of devastation upon Nicolas Cage's once-proud filmography.

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The most important event in the history of mankind is happening right now. In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness.(c) Official Site
Rating:
PG-13 (for some thematic elements, violence/peril and brief drug content)
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
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Box Office:
$10,649,893.00
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Cast

Nicolas Cage
as Rayford Steele
Chad Michael Murray
as Buck Williams
Cassi Thomson
as Chloe Steele
Lea Thompson
as Irene Steele
Nicky Whelan
as Hattie Durham
Jordin Sparks
as Shasta Carvell
Martin Klebba
as Melvin Weir
Laura Cayouette
as Neighbor Woman
William Ragsdale
as Chris Smith
Donny Boaz
as Passenger #2
Stephanie Honoré
as Kimmy (as Stephanie Honore)
Lolo Jones
as Lori
Gary Grubbs
as Dennis
Lance E. Nichols
as Pastor Bruce Barnes
Ashton Leigh
as Terrified Woman
Luis Da Silva Jr.
as Luis - Passenger #1
Leticia Jimenez
as Screaming Mom
Alec Rayme
as Hassid
Major Dodson
as Raymie Steele
Shanna Forrestall
as Checkout Lady
Han Soto
as Edwin
Chelsea Bruland
as Young Mother
Georgina Rawlings
as Venice Baxter
Hwan Tran
as Another Passenger
Joseph Oliveira
as Airport Passenger
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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (20)

A shoo-in to clean up at the next Razzie Awards.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Not only is this an amateurish travesty combining fundamentalist Christian eschatology with disaster movie b.s., but it's plodding and tedious.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
ReelViews
Top Critic

It should have more smoldering panic bursting into full-blown freak-outs. It should have more passion, more intensity. It should have more bees.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

Left Behind is biblical in its silliness.

Full Review… | October 3, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

It believes people might buy a ticket to Left Behind and not know the twist, like someone sitting down to watch Godzilla and being shocked by the entrance of a giant lizard.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Score one for Satan.

Full Review… | October 2, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Left Behind

½

Nicholas Cage's acting seems to be deteriorating.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Rebooting the franchise, Left Behind delivers a more suspenseful and intense adaptation of Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins' apocalyptic thriller. When a mysterious event causes the disappearance of millions of people an airline pilot must maintain order and find a way to safely land in the chaotic aftermath. The script is fairly well-written and does a good job at keeping the film ground. It's also able to address religious issues in frank but unobtrusive ways. Additionally, Nicolas Cage and Cassi Thomson give strong performances that sell the confusion and panic of the situation. Still, the film has its weaknesses, particularly the score and the directing; which are rather bland. And, the characters could stand to be developed a little more. Still, Left Behind proves to be a solid foundation on which to build a new series.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

"Left Behind" does not mark another terrible Nicholas Cage performance, but it is a new low for the actor's reel. He, along with the rest of the cast, seemed to not know they were in one of the worst pictures in years. Once people begin vanishing, mysteries ensue and they must find out what is happening. That portion of the film would have been simple and interesting, but it's religious undertone hammers you over the head throughout and you know the ending from a mile away, and that being said, there actually isn't even an ending. Being a film based on a series of 16 novels, there is not anything remotely intriguing about this film. "Left Behind" is a poorly written, horribly directed, and hilariously acted film, with an annoying score and a religious undertone that none of the filmmmakers must have realized was a bit too much. Overall, the only salvageable thing is actually the performance of Nicholas Cage and Chad Michael-Murray. One of the worst films I have viewed in a long time.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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